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PrincessC15
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
26 forum posts
The 4 of us are from Sydney. We flew to Brisbane, booked an Uber taxi to the cruise terminal. The ship is small, it my 5th cruise with the Princess line. I'm only interested in short cruises, my budget and time allows me to do this. ... Read more
clarkenl
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
I must admit to being sceptical and very stressed on boarding our first ever family cruise. We chose Princess from recommendations by others, and chose this itinerary as was wholly within Australia and didn't require passports. I ... Read more
rdschanzer
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed three weeks ago
We have traveled on princess many times and have found them to be the best and the most bang for the money. The sailing on the Regal has prov3en to be a wonderful eye opener to the future progress of the princess line to make the future ... Read more
enzasacco
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed three weeks ago
It was our 6th holiday saillng with Princess and we've loved them all. Although Princess is known to draw an older crowed, the Holiday sailings tend to be more inter-generational. We have 2 children, 13 and 10, and they had lots of fun. ... Read more
Allawah
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
1 forum post
5 helpful votes
We have sailed with Princess many times and always enjoyed ourselves. Sea Princess is a little old in places but slowly going through a refurbishment one bit at a time. Last time with sailed on this ship was Sep15 and the crowd was alot ... Read more
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60sWoodstockBabe
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
My Husband works away he normally works the Christmas Shift each year to enable those with younger family's to have their Christmas together, this year he got one off so we decided to have a special Christmas and be catered for and relax ... Read more
Over from NZ
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
4 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
Have cruised Princess before (same ship), so knew what we were in for. Have cruised this particular area (South Pacific Vanuatu and New Caledonia) 4 times. It would be very hard not to have a good time on a cruise. Great service is a ... Read more
Senior Nomad
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
4 forum posts
Sailed four weeks ago
We chose this cruise as it was convenient for us on the West coast and as we are a small family of 5 (parents, 2 adult sons & 1 fiancé) it was an excellent way to spend the Christmas holidays. Although embarkation was delayed ... Read more
Nursing79
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
We have an Princess Alaskan cruise planned for 2017 & decided this would be a good way to try out Princess for the first time. We have travelled different cruise lines & had never done this itinerary. The first problem was when we ... Read more
Imfaerae
Member Since 2014
1 review
21 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Grand Princess Family Christmas Cruise for 10, 1 set of grandparents and 2 sisters and their families of 4. This trip was originally scheduled as a 10 day cruise but due to a 2 day delayed dry dock it was cut down to 8. We lost 2 ports ... Read more
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1robinwood
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
106 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
One of the older Princess ships in need of a major refurb. The casino is still smoking! If you can believe that and you can smell the smoke outside the doors, very unpleasant. The theatre only holds 850 people and many shows there were ... Read more
Fzzlove
Member Since 2009
1 review
6 forum posts
The ship was outdated, small, and smelled like mildew in several locations (most notably the elevators towards ship's aft and the hallways. The crew, while helpful, was not anywhere near as energetic and engaging as they have been on ... Read more
Steve W 63
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Four of us went on this cruise with my sister & her family. Ship was generally great, super food, good service, lots of varied entertainment. We had one mini-suite with balcony and one internal cabin. The mini-suite was lovely except ... Read more
LBG8ator
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
8 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
This is our 7th cruise with Princess, and the Royal was definitely the largest ship we have sailed on. It is beautiful ... the atrium is gorgeous .... as well as the decor throughout. The ship was beautifully decorated for the holidays. ... Read more
Jessiekouli1
Member Since 2010
13 reviews
1 forum post
6 helpful votes
As seasoned cruisers (11th cruise with Princess and 17th overall), we enjoy the Princess experiences: traditional cruising, many dining experiences (ranging from casual to Michelin), personal and expertise service, cleanliness, familiarity ... Read more
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Makebirdies
Member Since 2014
1 review
2 forum posts
Holiday cruise on the Royal princess..perfect in many ways. Service, food, staff attitude, spa and a spacious ship where even with 4000 on board, it feels like the whole ship is yours to enjoy. Enclave in the spa was well worth $200/pp for ... Read more
Daniel18
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Wow so much to say. came into Sydney harbour by river ferry coming around the back and side of this amazing ship. Boarding was a breeze a few rather long queues but that was to be expected as the ship had to board three and a half thousand ... Read more
Seasidebelleair
Member Since 2014
1 review
4 forum posts
Departure city was Syndey. This trip was on my bucket list. 6 of us in our group. Son, grandson, new daughter in law, 2 new granddaughters and myself! Stayed 3 nights at Four Seasons at the port. Arrival day was rainy; spent afternoon ... Read more
yellowjacket_cruiser
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
3 generations of our family travelled together on the Coral Princess for Christmas, Grandparents (70s), Parents (50s) and kids (20s). We have been travelling on cruises all together for the past 15 years and have been on more than 20 ... Read more
sblunden
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed December 2016
My wife and I chose this cruise to get away for the Christmas holidays and it exceeded our expectations. The ship was excellent and cabins were surprisingly very quiet and comfortable. We originally purchased a standard balcony cabin but ... Read more
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fedexpackage
Member Since 2007
8 reviews
64 forum posts
My husband an I had a mini suite when we sailed to Cabo San Lucas Dec 17-22. Being over the holidays the ship was decorated for Christmas and played Christmas music in the background We were located in the new club class mini suites ... Read more
Number6
Member Since 2006
1 review
56 forum posts
1 helpful vote
The wife and I found a great deal on the December 17th sailing of the Caribbean Princess for 13 days. It was a combination Western/Eastern Caribbean itinerary. Getting there one day early from the west coast, we were exhausted. The only ... Read more
Ben Cartwright
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
The only bad part of the cruise is the embarkation and disembarkation. The ramp getting on and off the ship in Long Beach, California seems like its a mile long. However, at the port of call it was only 5 or 10 feet. I could write a ... Read more
birdie55
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Having cruised on Holland, Royal Caribean and Celebrity in the past, I was excited to see what Princess had to offer. The port (LA) and the duration (5 days) fit well in to our West Coast vacation. Embarkation went smoothly. But ... Read more
JohnDoe44
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
8 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Princess is a line we haven't cruised much after a mediocre experience 8 years ago or so. Now I remember why. The Ruby Princess is a fairly nice looking boat. Well maintained. Much cleaner than the Sapphire we sailied on in about ... Read more
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